Lung Cancer Is Deadly
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, claiming more lives each year than breast, ovarian, colon, and prostate cancers combined. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is responsible for roughly 25% of cancer-related deaths.
As many assume, smoking—both direct and secondhand—is a major cause of lung cancer. However, lung cancer is increasing among non-smokers, and exposure to asbestos and radon are the main causes of lung cancer among smokers and non-smokers alike.
Types of Lung Cancer
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, three of the most common types of lung cancer include:
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Small cell lung cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most prevalent form of lung cancer. This type of cancer has several causes that may include smoking, exposure to dangerous chemicals, substances, or gases.
Once you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, you will find out the stage of the cancer’s development. The stages are:
- Stage I: This means that the cancer is in the lungs and has not entered the lymph nodes. It is often curable with surgery.
- Stage II: Stage II lung cancer means the cancer is in the lungs and lymph nodes within the lungs. Stage II lung cancer may be treatable with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
- Stage III: This stage typically means that the cancer is in the lungs, lymph nodes in the lungs, and lymph nodes in the chest. Some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and likely other therapies will be necessary.
- Stage IV: The most serious stage of lung cancer, stage IV, means that you are containing the cancer to prolong your life, rather than curing it.
Protecting the Wrongfully Neglected & Injured Nationwide
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm was founded in 1985 as a serious injury law firm, helping people injured or harmed by the willful neglect of others. Since then, our nationwide team of lawyers have secured millions for clients in all 50 states. We have the resources and skills you need in order to fight for justice and get you the compensation you deserve. We only collect fees if we secure a settlement or jury award in your favor. No Fees Unless We Win.
If you or a loved one developed lung cancer as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals, you deserve justice and compensation. Call Pintas & Mullins at 800-659-8666 a free case consultation.
OUR FIRM'S RESULTS
We have recovered millions for lung cancer victims nationwide. Our clients benefit from our extensive experience with all types of personal injury cases.
Settlement to an Indiana man diagnosed with lung cancer. Our client spent the majority of his life rking in steel mills in Gary and East Chicago.
Settlement for a man who worked 30 years as a pipefitter. He was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 74. Our client had memory of removing asbestos insulation from pipes while working in downtown Chicago.
Settlement to an Illinois man diagnosed with lung cancer. Our client worked construction his entire life and, in his younger years, worked as a boiler cleaner. He wore asbestos mittens to clean the boilers. Although he smoked for many years, he quit nearly four years before his diagnosis.
Settlement to the family of an Illinois man diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer. Our client was a pipe cover insulation engineer for ten years and a former smoker.
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